Beneath the pile lays Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, with another save against the St. Louis Blues.
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So what if Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin got barely enough ice time from coach Dale Hunter – 13:36, by night’s end – to work up a sweat?
Ovi bagged the third-period winner for his team Monday at Madison Square Garden, the Caps downing the New York Rangers 3-2. And now the Eastern Conference semifinal returns to Washington with the Caps and New York Rangers tied 1-1 in their best-of-seven series.
In St. Louis, meanwhile, the Los Angeles Kings jumped out to a shocking 4-0 first-period lead then cruised the rest of way to beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2. This returns the Western Conference semi to the West Coast with the Kings holding a semi-commanding 2-0 lead.
• On Tuesday: the New Jersey Devils, down 1-0, meet the Flyers in Philadelphia.